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Suggested Ferts for Shrimp Tank

I am setting up a new low tech Crystal Red Shrimp tank with the following plants:

Christmas Moss
Fissidens Fontanus
Flame Moss
Staurogyne repens
various anubis

I am currently using SL-Aquasoil, but figured I should start dosing soon. Will Seachem Flourish be enough? Or I can use the PPS-Pro. Any help would be great


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-23-2017, 08:38 AM
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Nilocg makes a shrimp specific fert


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I use ThriveS which is the copper free shrimp version from Nilocg. I've been assured that even the regular version is safe...it doesn't have enough copper to hurt inverts and the plants are using what is there and then with weekly 50% water changes there's no build up of what isn't used. But...I decided to just get the shrimp version anyways. I have both version actually but the regular will be used in my other non-shrimp tank once it's setup.


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Another Thrive S user here too. Like it a lot.
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I appreciate that Colin puts the target concentrations on the website, and you'll notice that Thrive S is also lower on nitrates.

Yes, you are safe using just about any other fertilizer out there and be safe with shrimp, but this makes it easy for those not as familiar with dry ferts.

My only concern would be Cu deficiency if using RO and remineralizing. I haven't heard of this with anyone yet, but it's something to keep an eye on.

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Sounds good, I ended up purchasing a bottle of Thrive S for the shrimp tank. Should be a low maint tank with only moss and repens / fissidens.


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